Zim opposition parties blast Malema

HARARE - Opposition parties have torn into South Africa’s opposition EFF leader, Julius Malema for praising President Robert Mugabe, saying he has taken leave of his senses.

Malema this week said Mugabe is not to blame for the problems in Zimbabwe and that he and other African leaders, with the exception of South Africa should rule for as long as they like.

Obert Gutu, MDC spokesperson, laid into Malema branding him a man of unsound mind.

“Julius Malema must have taken leave of his senses. Whatever he is smoking is certainly playing havoc with his mental faculties. For anyone to suggest that Robert Mugabe is not to blame for the problems in Zimbabwe, that person would be clearly of unsound mind,” he said.

“We are not surprised though because Julius Malema has for many years been Zanu PF’s attack dog. Isn’t that a few years ago he was given a few ‘mombes’ (cattle) by Zanu PF after paying them a visit? Well, Juju is merely singing for his supper especially if you take into account the very strong rumours that his political formation has been getting substantial financial support from some very powerful people within the Zanu PF political establishment,” added Gutu.

Kurauone Chihwayi, secretary for international relations for the Welshman Ncube led MDC described Malema’s remarks as sickening.

“His statements are sickening as they betray either a serious lack of understanding on the Zimbabwean situation or a deep hatred for the people of Zimbabwe,” said Chihwayi.

“It baffles the mind why he would absolve President Robert Mugabe of all blame of Zimbabwe’s problems when he and his Zanu PF party have presided over the suffering of Zimbabweans through the mismanagement of the economy, corruption, violence and genocide over the past 34 years.

“The country has been reduced to a vending economy due to catastrophic unemployment while millions of Zimbabweans have fled the difficult conditions to other countries, South Africa included, under Mugabe’s watch,” he added.

Comments (9)

ZEC ngaipwanywe yese poiswa each policatial party must submitt their own people to this body on an equal representation kwete madhaka ese amakati isisira vese vanhu ve zanu pf iwawa hapana chinofamba. malema haaziwe chikoro chishoma zvaitaura haazvizivi kuti zvinounza nhamo here kana upfumi idofo kunyika kwake haana kana N4

dofo - 5 July 2015

All tribes in this country know that ilema means someone not fully sane sometimes called izanga . Never mind about this youngest lizanga as seen every time he is in parliament of that country all what he talks or does is buzanga , He must try to spend most of his time rebuilding his crumbling little political party of amalema.

Diibulaanyika - 5 July 2015

Sadly, we have hordes of Zimbos who think like this man and much as we might castigate him, he is an "ilema" as has been pointed out. We have to deal with our homegrown idiots in the first instance, me thinks.

Muzungu Moyo - 5 July 2015


skeleton - 6 July 2015

Malema is right and Gutu needs a doctor because you can not say because he does not share the same views with u then he is wrong.MDC has been enjoying the support of Zuma.It is right to see that Malema does not share the same views with you that is why he opposes Zuma.Viva Malema

mike - 6 July 2015

Of course,Male ma wants to emulate what Robert did by giving out land thereby empowering the blacks but not taking into cognizance the consequences of the move.How it was done shunned away investors,blocked trading with other developing nations,corrupt tendencies let loose,high unemployment rate to say the few.So Male ma must not praise Mugabe in vain pretending to be in darkness of the Zim economic situation and its adverse effects.

Murambwa - 6 July 2015

Malema is talking political nonsense. If Mugabe was better than Zuma which to Mlaema is the worst leader. We would be having hods of SA citizens in other African countries. Yet alsmost 95% of South Africa citizen are in South Africa, with some not even aware of how big SA is since they are satisfied in their localities. The contrary SA is one African country which seem to be doing quiet well, better governed and very democratic despite the white South africa still showing supremeacy in all facets of life and calling their fellow citizen of black color Kaarifs . Mugabe is the worst performer. Malem should know that personalities does not feature very well politically. Rather he must ask why there are so many African scattered in the worst country governed by Zuma if that is true. He will then know how much wrong he is and feel very much happy to be endoured with a good leader like Zuma who even allow him to critise him and still smile at him and say its politics. In other African countries and Zimbabwe in particular, he would be in maximum prison for saying any wrong word against Mugabe.

ananian - 6 July 2015

gutu must understanding that tsvangirai also wants to lead the party eternally. there is no difference with some other african despots who do not want to leave power. mdc t chants change which it as a party is not prepared to embrace. if malema is izanga then all who do handiende are zangas. his argument is that african leaders should rule endlessly. that is the same mentality with morgan. he doctored the constitution so he can overstay. he purges dissenters just like it is elsewhere. no difference.

zvirozviyedzwa - 6 July 2015

we should stop commenting and castigating these rogues. what they are doing is to keep us busy with nonsense to distract us away from the main issues that are affecting us daily, the cause for us to leave our country we should discus on how we are going to change from the idea of individualisism, corruption and nepotism. till when takangotarira bachiita zvavanoda

wezimbabwe mwana - 7 July 2015

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